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New Satellite office in Cheshire

20th OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

As interest in both the professional and agency sides of the business, particularly from Cheshire, has increased dramatically over recent months we have opened a new satellite office at Stapeley House near Nantwich.

“We are committed to ensuring that we can deliver the same high quality service to farmers and landowners in Cheshire as we do across Shropshire and Staffordshire.” says Rural Surveyor Jonty Cliffe, who also works as a Livestock Auctioneer with Market Drayton Market Ltd “...

Open for Business - Just not as usual

16th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

This week the Governenment announced that Estate Agents could open provided they worked under specific guidelines.  At Barbers Rural we have taken this very seriously and we are working within Government guidelines whilst prioritising the health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff.  Most of our team will continue to work remotely from home and whilst the office will be manned with a minimum number of staff it will remain closed to the general pulbic to help prevent the spread of...

Barbers Rural - Coronavirus COVID 19 Guidance

5th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

We take the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff very seriously and to this end we have produced a guidance note on the current situation regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.

You can download it here.

Receptionist Required! Great opportunity for right candidate.

5th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

We are currently looking for a part-time receptionist to support our dynamic team of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents.

Suitable candidates will be well-presented, have excellent communication and teamworking skills, provide excellent customer service, have efficient and effective adminstration skills and have a proactive approach to work.

For more information download the Job Description attached to this post or ring Louise Taylor on 01630 692500.

To apply complete...

New Partners at Barbers Rural

16th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

We are all delighted to announce that Dan Bowden and Annabel Fearnall have been appointed as Partners of Barbers Rural. Both Dan and Annabel have worked alongside Senior Partner, Mike Taylor, for over 15 years and their appointment as Partners in the business is part of a continued business development plan for our successful firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents.

Shropshire born and bred Annabel heads up the Estate Agency section of Barbers Rural and is extremely experienced...

The vegan, the farmer and the value of land

4th OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

I rarely shout at the radio.  After all the presenter and his guests can’t hear me.  A few weeks ago was an exception.  Listening to a fanatical vegan activist shouting at Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 made my blood boil.  He seemed incapable of having an intelligent and balanced conversation and continually accused farmers of being murderers. Putting aside my personal view of the unsuitability of a totally plant-based diet for the highly-evolved animal that the human being is, my perception of...

Harper Adams Student Support - Valuation Principles and Practice R5027. Land at Bayley Hills, Newport

29th NovemberPosted by Annabel Fearnall

Valuation of Agricultural Land at Bayley Hills

Students currently working on the valuation of land at Bayley Hills, Newport please find below information which may assist you. As is often the case there are no exact comparables but I have provided details of those that compare best in terms of location and acreage and sold in 2017. 

All land we have sold within the last year is also accssible via our website and is listed in the 'land and farms' section...

Young Farmers and Brexit

17th AugustPosted by Louise Taylor

The National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (NFYFC) have launed a new post-Brexit online survey to ensure young peoples' views are considered as part of a future British Agricultural Policy according to the Farmers Guardian.  The survey, available online, hopes to act as a platform to push forwards the views of the industry's next generation with the NFYFC meets with Defra in October to discuss a new potential British Agricultural Policy.

The survey of open to all Young Farmers'...

Sheep Shearing at the Olympics?! Only the New Zealanders could think of it!

19th JanuaryPosted by Louise Taylor

According to the Farmers Guardian the New Zealand Farmers Federation is campaigning for sheep shearing to be included in future Olympic Games.

Calling for sheep shearing to become an Olympic sport, the federation claims wool clippers are world-class athletes and that sheep shearing is now a bona fide sport which deserves international recognition.

Speaking ahead of the World Shearing Championships, due to be held on New Zealand’s North Island in March, federation...

Judge says rural crime should be taken more seriously.

29th NovemberPosted by Louise Taylor

Judge Paul Batty QC has added to the growing number of calls for rural crime to be taken more seriously after he heard the trial of four men accused of stealing a mini tractor worth £2,000.  At Carlisle Crown Court Judge Batty insisted that a statement from the farmer should be read to the court, even though the prosecuting barrister had not intended to do so.

"The jury should be told of the effect it had," said the judge. "Rural crime is often dismissed as if it is just this, that...


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